Brian Laing, author of "APT for Dummies," is vice president of AhnLab, where he directs the US operations of this internationally known security and software leader. Brian possesses a distinct mixture of technology, business and creative expertise drawing on more than 15 years of industry experience. Companies have benefited not only from his “big picture” vision, but also from his understanding of the interconnected pathways that accompany it. Before joining AhnLab, Brian founded Hive Media where he served as CEO. He previously co-founded RedSeal Systems, and conceived the overall design / features of the product. He was also founder and CEO of self-funded Blade Software, who released the industry’s first commercial IPS/FW testing tool.
Life hasn’t been easy for security professionals since the first quarter of 2013. We’re now in phase three of a series of concerted attacks against banks and other financial institutions. In fact, the annual DDoS Threat and Impact Survey published by DDoS mitigation vendor Neustar, 44 percent of the companies in the financial sector participating in the survey were attacked in 2012. And as 2013 continues, we unfortunately continue to see that traditional forms of security protection are proving ineffective.